• Guardian Conservation Society
  • Guardian Conservation Society Levels
  • Guardian Events

 

The Guardian Conservation Society is the Phoenix Zoo’s premier philanthropic membership program.

Members are committed to animal conservation, education and a secure financial future for the Zoo. In recognition of their support, Guardian Conservation Society members receive a number of exclusive benefits, including behind-the-scenes experiences with our animals and experts, private events and conservation updates.

When my husband and I decided to become members of the Guardian Conservation Society, we had no idea how rewarding this decision would be for our family.   It is truly much more than a membership; it has been a learning adventure for our family and friends.   After several years of visiting the Phoenix Zoo, I never realized that the true mission was about conservation and how connected our Zoo is with local, national and international efforts.  Understanding how this mission impacts decisions that our Zoo makes has been an incredible experience that has deepened my belief in the need to support our Zoo.  We all have a role in educating our community on the “why” behind the conservation work and how everyone can contribute. As a Guardian member, we have enjoyed numerous exclusive social and educational events that have broadened our thinking and understanding.  One of the most  important benefits for me has been watching my son and his friends learn about the importance of conservation at an early age so they can grow up to be knowledgeable ambassadors. ~ Gayle Cassidy

Guardian Conservation Society members enjoy elite benefits, including:

  • Complimentary admission for members and guests (up to 12 guests), when accompanied by member
  • Complimentary Safari Train, Endangered Species Carousel, Camel rides and Stingray Bay and 4-D Theater admission each visit
  • Invitations to exclusive Guardian Conservation Society donor events throughout the year, including an appreciation event and VIP reception at ZooLights prior to public opening
  • Donor recognition on Zoo grounds
  • Invitation/voting privileges at the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation Annual Meeting
  • Nanny/caregiver option included*
  • And more…

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*Nanny/caregiver privileges allow you to send children covered on the membership with one adult caregiver when you cannot come yourself. Your membership card, a brief permission note from you and caregiver’s photo ID are required on each visit.

 

Guardian Conservation Society Levels

Advocate                      $ 1,500
All Guardian Conservation Society elite benefits, plus:

  • Complimentary, annual carted behind-the-scenes animal experience and tour ** for up to six guests

Steward                        $ 2,500
All Guardian Conservation Society elite benefits, plus:

  • Complimentary, annual carted behind-the-scenes animal experience and tour ** for up to eight guests

Benefactor                    $ 5,000
All Guardian Conservation Society elite benefits, plus:

  • Complimentary giraffe feedings each visit
  • Complimentary, annual carted behind-the-scenes animal experience and tour ** for up to 10 guests
  • Invitation to exclusive Benefactor and Conservator President’s Reception event
  • Invitation for two (2) to the Zoo’s annual gala, Rendez-Zoo

Conservator                 $10,000+
All Guardian Conservation Society elite benefits, plus:

  • Complimentary giraffe feedings each visit
  • Complimentary, annual carted behind-the-scenes animal experience and tour** for up to 12 guests, with lunch provided
  • Invitation to exclusive Benefactor and Conservator President’s Reception event
  • Invitation for two (2) to the Zoo’s annual gala, Rendez-Zoo

Join Today!

 


 

** Our Guardian Conservation Society behind-the-scenes experiences are unique donor appreciation tours. Donors receive a customized and exclusive experience not offered to the public as a way to highlight the impact of their donation.   Arrangements must be made in advance through the Development Office to secure your private reservation for between six (6) to twelve (12) guests, depending on your membership level.

 

Enjoy Exclusive Benefits. Impact the Community!

Dates and times may be subject to change. Separate invitations per event to be mailed or sent electronically prior to the events.
Please call Shannon Kinsman at 602.914.4346 for additional information, questions on the events listed below or to make your reservation.

 

Reptiles Racing Against Extinction

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Learn how our reptile team is making a difference through conservation efforts at the Zoo and abroad!
 
 
 

Wildlife Amphitheater Groundbreaking

Friday, November 3, 2017 | 10 a.m. – Noon
Celebrate the groundbreaking of the Wildlife Amphitheater and learn more about the impact of this exciting new facility.

 


ZooLights Donor Appreciation Preview

Sunday, November 19, 2017 | 6 – 9 p.m.
Join fellow Phoenix Zoo supporters for an exclusive reception and preview of ZooLights.

 

Arizona Center for Nature Conservation Annual Meeting
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Listen to a year-end review of accomplishments made by the Phoenix Zoo in 2017 followed by a reception with our Board of Trustees and staff.

 

Bone Appétit
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Have you ever wondered how our Nutrition Services team puts together our animal’s diets? Find out at this private event while mingling with other Conservator and Benefactor members.

 


Night Owls

Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Learn about some of the nocturnal animals at the Zoo during this special, nighttime event!

 
 
Living with Conservation in Mind
Sunday, April 15, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This family-friendly, interactive presentation will send you home with simple how-tos for various conservation actions and answer questions about living with conservation in mind.

 


Elephant Keeper: After Hours

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Meet our expert elephant zookeepers, find out about elephant adaptations and learn how you can participate in elephant conservation.